We have to be ready and willing to take intentional steps toward increasing self-awareness and acknowledging that individual healing leads to collective healing.
On January 9, 2018, life came crashing into me out of nowhere and rocked me to my core. Literally. I was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident on my way to work as a school counselor that morning, sustained a concussion, and a traumatic brain injury. And I haven't been the same since... It's crazy hard. To type. To read. To accept. To share with the world. But, it's true. Honest. Transparent. MY Reality. And I had to figure something out. FAST. My life was falling apart at warp speed and I had no clue how to even begin to pull myself back together.
And without realizing that I'd be learning a lesson about anything, I set out to adjust just a little: how I saw myself, how I loved myself, and how I took care of myself. I decided to do one thing for myself every day: to honor and nourish myself by writing a self-care note. That's it. Five minutes. Just one little note – and I'd post it on Instagram for accountability. The more notes I shared, the more comments, DMs, and emails I received from people I'd never met. Sharing their whole life stories, their hurts, their struggles with mental health, their failed friendships, their marriages that were coming to an end, their childhood traumas and the paralyzing guilt that came with attempting to prioritize themselves and to practice self-care.
I’M A SURVIVOR
Now, I share content about mental health and my personal healing journey to inspire women to prioritize peace, boundaries, and emotional well-being in their lives and relationships. My goal is to challenge the toxic “hustle mindset” and culture of lack-of-boundaries for the modern woman so that they can live peaceful lives enriched with knowledge that individual healing leads to collective healing. Those who may not be able to afford the appropriate mental health care can get advice, support, compassion, and empathy from my content so they can feel capable of advocating for themselves, their truths, and what they need.
These 'little' notes have literally saved my life. They've given me a reason to get out of bed and push through every single day. And my purpose is to share them with you.
I have more than 10 years of experience in mental health and although I serve private clients as a mental health counselor and coach, my personal experience and expertise solves an accessibility problem for my community. Those who may not be able to afford the appropriate mental health care can get advice, support, compassion, and empathy from my content. With my content manifesting mental fortitude, people feel empowered to take control of their lives, schedules, and their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
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